John Keats

This page lists items in the database related to English medical student and poet John Keats (b. London, England, 31 October 1795; d. Rome, Italy, 23 february 1821).

"Keats's acquaintance with disease and death was extended during the four years that he served as apprentice to an apothecary surgeon in Edmonton and later while he was a medical student at Guy's Hospital in London. Although he did fairly well during his medical studies, and completed the course, poetry had taken control of his mind, and he soon relized that he was not interested in medicine"1.


- R.Gittings, John Keats, Heinemann, London 1970, pp. 469
- H.Smith, Keats and Medicine, Cross Publishing, Newport 1995, pp. 127.

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